Public history project reveals stories of Cornell changemakers

"Any Person, Many Stories," a new public history digital exhibition hosted by the Center for Teaching Innovation, uses storytelling methods to take a closer look at Cornell’s past. The project's goal is to engage students, faculty, alumni, staff and community members in a deeper, shared exploration of the university’s aspiration toward “...any person ...any study.” 

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Website sheds light on 19th century Black literary culture

A digital humanities project cataloging the work of 19th century poets has unearthed a trove of work that sheds light on life, history and issues of the time, including the campaign to end slavery.

Flint water crisis demonstrates value of social networks

The size, strength and makeup of people’s social networks are key indicators of how they will respond to the health consequences of an environmental disaster, according to a new Cornell study that focused on the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

National Society of Black Engineers thrives at Cornell

The Cornell chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events expected to be well attended thanks to the student organization’s recent efforts to boost membership and revitalize its programming.

Faculty Diversity Award nominations due March 17

Two tenured and tenure-track faculty members are eligible for this award, which comes with a $15,000 prize.

‘Staggering’ disparities: Homelessness risk varies across race

Black and Indigenous Americans are far more likely to experience homelessness than other groups, according to a Cornell-led study that is the first to report national, annual rates of sheltered homelessness over time across race and ethnicity.

Campus rallies to support Syria, Turkey earthquake survivors

Students, faculty and administrators have quickly mobilized relief efforts and support for those affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Syria and Turkey.

MLK lecture examines racial justice after affirmative action

Stanford University’s Richard T. Ford delivered the annual lecture, focusing on the lack of difficult discussions on generations of race-based exclusion and exploitation.

Cornell’s first Black woman graduate impacted generations

After graduating with a degree in botany in 1890, Jane Eleanor Datcher taught chemistry at the first – and best – public high school in the U.S. for Black youth and helped organize regional and national networks for Black women.